- % Water
- Total (2011)
342 / km²
1.0% South Asian
- Any skills
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Flintshire (Welsh: Sir y Fflint) is a county in north-east Wales. It borders Denbighshire, Wrexham and the English county of Cheshire. It is named after the historic county of Flintshire, which had notably different borders. The county is governed by Flintshire County Council.
The current administrative area of Flintshire (a unitary authority) came into existence in 1996, when the former administrative county of Clwyd was split into three smaller areas. The principal area was formed by the merger of the Alyn and Deeside and Delyn districts. In terms of pre-1974 divisions, the area comprises
- the former borough of Flint
- the urban districts of Buckley, Connah's Quay, Holywell, Mold
- the rural district of Holywell Rural District
- all of Hawarden Rural District except the parish of Marford and Hosley
The district of Rhuddlan, which was also formed entirely from the administrative county of Flintshire was included in the new Denbighshire instead. Other parts of the pre-1974 administrative Flintshire to be excluded from the principal area are the Maelor Rural District and the parish of Marford and Hoseley, which became part of the Wrexham Maelor district in 1974 and are now part of Wrexham County Borough.
- See List of places in Flintshire for a list of towns and villages.
Located on the North Wales Coast Line with services run by Virgin Trains and Arriva Trains Wales specifically calling at Flintshire stations such as Flint and Shotton with an interchange with the Borderlands Line. The Borderlands line link other Flintshire stations into the Liverpool area.
Parts of Flintshire have major manufacturing industries. Amongst these are a very advanced Toyota plant that manufactures engines, a TATA steelworks and Shotton Paper, and Airbus, making the wings for the A330 and the A380 at Broughton.
There are daily flights of the Airbus Beluga transport aircraft of Airbus wings from Broughton for the smaller aircraft. The wings for the A380, which are too large to be transported by air use a multi-modal transport using Flintshire's roads, the River Dee and the port of Mostyn, also in Flintshire.
On 19 November 2004, Flintshire was granted Fairtrade County status.
- List of Lord Lieutenants of Flintshire
- List of High Sheriffs of Flintshire
- List of Scheduled Monuments in Flintshire
- Flintshire at the Open Directory Project
- Flintshire archaeological information
- Chester Recognizance Rolls calendar surname-indexed with scans